eBay and Zalgiris Kaunas join forces to support SMEs in the Baltic region 0

eBay, the global e-commerce platform, and Zalgiris Kaunas, one of the largest and most successful basketball clubs in Europe, announced today a new partnership to support the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Baltic region.

Through this partnership, eBay and Zalgiris are redefining the power of collaboration and empowering SMEs with the resources and skills needed to compete and succeed on the global stage, and expand their business globally through eBay.

“eBay is excited to partner with Zalgiris Kaunas to help SMEs in the Baltic region expand their presence globally,” said Vidmay Naini, General Manager of Global Emerging Markets at eBay. “With 132 million buyers globally in 190 markets eBay’s offers the opportunity for local SMEs to grow their business worldwide. We want to continue and invest in the Baltic, sellers and I look forward to collaborating with Zalgiris to support the growth of SMEs in the region.”

The partnership will involve a range of initiatives, including a digital campaign led by two of Zalgiris Kaunas’ local stars – Tomas Dimsa and Arnas Butkevicius, advertising spots at the arena, and joint outreach to Zalgiris’ fanbase to sign up for eBay’s unique growth program.

The program offers local businesses that meet certain criteria, a wide range of benefits including free listing of their products on eBay for the first 3 months, personalized training, discounts, and more. The sign-up page for this program is https://export.ebay.com/lt/zalgiris/.

“Zalgiris is thrilled to announce the partnership with eBay. We have repeatedly stated that our goal is to work with world-class brands, and this partnership proves just that. We believe in the power of collaboration to drive the growth of SMEs in the Baltic region. Zalgiris has many fans not only in Lithuania, but also is supported in Latvia and Estonia, so our aim is to provide a platform that empowers businesses, fosters innovation, and creates opportunities for success,” said Paulius Jankunas, the General Manager of Zalgiris Kaunas.

The aim of this partnership is to drive the economic growth of the region by assisting local SMEs in expanding their business outside of the region and into the global marketplace. eBay’s expertise in e-commerce, coupled with Zalgiris’ passion for supporting the local business ecosystem, will enable businesses to thrive and succeed in the digital age.